Transfer Student Scholarships

Undergraduate transfer students are eligible for the listed scholarships based on previous college work. All admitted undergraduate transfer students will have their files automatically reviewed for scholarship consideration. Transfer Scholarship amounts vary depending on the student’s cumulative grade point average at the previous institution(s).

98% of undergraduate students receive some gift aid (free money!) from Valpo to help reduce the cost of attendance.  All incoming freshman and transfer students receive consideration for merit scholarships at the time of application for admission.  We do not have a separate process or deadlines for applying for scholarships.  

For the 2023-2024 academic year:

Transfer Student Scholarship: Undergraduate transfer students are eligible for scholarships based on previous college work.

GPA Amount
3.9 to 4.0 $25,000
3.7 to 3.8 $24,000
3.3 to 3.6 $23,000
3.0 to 3.2 $22,000
Students earning below a 3.0 GPA may also be eligible for gift aid from Valparaiso University upon admission. Add Valpo’s school code (001842) to your FAFSA to maximize your scholarship consideration.

Phi Theta Kappa members: Students are eligible for a scholarship of $4,000 in addition to the transfer scholarship. (Cannot be combined with Associates Degree Completion Scholarship.)

Students with a previous bachelor’s degree: You may be eligible for a $20,000 scholarship (available fall and spring semesters only).

Students with an associates degree: Valpo offers an Associates Degree Completion Scholarship of $4,000. (Cannot be combined with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.)

Ivy Tech Community College transfers: We offer a $1,000 Ivy Tech Community College Partnership scholarship for students coming to us directly from Ivy Tech Community College.

Transfer students also may be eligible for the Alumni Heritage Scholarship and the Martin Luther Award. 

Transfer students are also encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), in order to be evaluated for FAFSA-Based Grants.

Students who receive any of the above scholarships must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to have their scholarships renewed each year.